Today’s word is “vicissitude”.
One of the vicissitudes of life I deal with is painful hand cramps. I just talked on the telephone with an old friend, perhaps a 15 minute chat, and now I’m having cramps in the hand that held the cellphone.
I can’t move my hand that way normally, but it locks into this “Star Trek”/ Mr. Spock hand greeting cramp any time I use my hand in certain ways. It’s one bitch of a vicissitude, and it is painful as heck!